It is no secret that Chelsea were desperate to purchase Everton defender John Stones in the summer transfer window, it was also no secret that Everton and in particular their manager, Roberto Martinez, were unhappy with how Chelsea had conducted themselves.
Asked if his relationship with Mourinho had been effected, Martinez said,
“Not at all, it is part of the rules, I have been vocal on not having the transfer window open when the official competition is on, but you are able to enquire and make offers.
“I have always said I see the interest as a compliment and it shows we have been in control. It can be quite damaging for football